Only 1 coat of stain was applied to achieve the colour of the bookend in this photo.
If you’re using a toy that is hollow, you can add rocks, stones or even fishing sinkers inside each half to add more weight to your bookend.
Feel free to get creative by using timber letters that can be found at your local hardware store or craft stores instead of a toy. You can spell out a name or word such as LOVE (LO on one side and VE on the other).
If your dining room chairs are looking tired and worn, it might be time to consider some repair work and a new coat of paint. Wobbly chair legs or loose arms can be easily fixed with products from the Selleys adhesives range, and then all you need is a lick of paint